DAME Helen Mirren is a big fan of Queen Elizabeth II â€“â€“ and is surprised the monarch has remained sane through the pressures of royal life.
The actress used to be a supporter of abolishing royalty but, since taking on the role of Britainâ€™s ruling monarch in the 2006 movie The Queen, she has become a huge supporter of the Windsors.
Mirren says, “Itâ€™s a miracle sheâ€™s never gone mad. She is a remarkable person, who has achieved an amazing thing with a life she neither chose for herself, nor particularly wanted. Sheâ€™s never put on weight, never got anorexic, never gone mad.”
The actress also describes her brief meeting with the monarch at the UKâ€™s Ascot racecourse earlier this year adding: “She said, â€˜Hello, itâ€™s lovely to meet youâ€™. And that was about it, other than horsy chat.” â€“â€“ Celebspy.